Bailiesmills Go Team Update: Wednesday & Thursday

The Bailiesmills GO Team continued on Wednesday and came to a close on Thursday night. Others that helped with the GO Team and were left unmentioned in the last update include; Rachel Wallace, Amanda and Rachel Petticrew, Leslie McConaghie, Sam McDonald, Elizabeth Edwards, Rev. Watterson, Mrs Watterson, Margaret and Richard Prall and Heather Armstrong. Give thanks for all those willing to help with the Holiday Bible Club.

The memory verse for Wednesday was Romans 1:16 which reads, ’For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek’ and on Thursday night it was Galatians 3:26, ’for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith’.

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The team was blessed with amazing weather for their final evening and so Ben Matthess took a considerable amount of time to set up a water balloon catapult for the children. Four hundred water balloons were thrown and the children loved the activity. The parents were also invited for supper on the final night to hear about what the Holiday Bible Club had been doing over the week.

Prayer points:

  • Give thanks for safety throughout the week and the good weather to finish off the Holiday Bible Club. Give thanks for the children who attended throughout the week and for those parents that took time to attend on the final night.

  • Pray that the children would go away from the week knowing more about God’s word and that they would come to know the saving power of the gospel in their own lives.

  • Also pray that the parents who attended would have heard something of the gospel and that they would be stirred to start attending regular worship services at Bailiesmills.

Bailiesmills GO Team Update: Monday & Tuesday

The Bailiesmills GO Team focuses on hosting a Summer Bible Club in the evenings for children of primary school age. Those helping with the GO Team are Labhaoise Blair (Limavady RPC), Ben Matthess (Woodstock RPC) and Robert McCaughan (Knockbracken RPC) as well as other helpers from surrounding churches. Each night features games and supper. This is followed by a time of joint Psalm singing. The children are then divided into two group (ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 11) for the story, memory verse and quiz.

Monday’s memory verse was 2 Corinthians 5:17 which reads, ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.’ and Tuesday’s memory verse was 2 Timothy 3:12, ‘Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,’

Prayer Points:

  • Give thanks for those willing to volunteer to help with the Summer Bible Club. Pray that God would be pleased to use their gifts to teach the children about God and the Gospel.

  • Pray for safety for each night of the Summer Bible Club.

  • Pray that the children would have an enjoyable time and that they would settle and listen well during the story and memory verse and that the Word of God would be stored up in their hearts.

  • Pray that God would speak to the children directly, even at this young age, so that they may Jesus as their Saviour and that they would be made into new creations in Him.

Bailiesmills GO Team

Bailiesmills held their Holiday Bible Club from the 19th-23rd June. Amy McCollum, John McCullough, Stuart McCaughan, Jonny Scott, Sam McDonald, Elizabeth Edwards, Amanda Pettigrew, and Rachel Pettigrew joined with the congregation to help them with their the club.

Give thanks for:

  • The good number of children who came each evening. There were more than 30 most nights.
  • How the leaders were able to show Jesus to the children as they looked at the story of Joseph.
  • The children's eagerness to learn the Bible verses.
  • The new contacts that where made with families.
  • Some children who want to attend Sabbath School.

Pray for:

  • Enthusiasm from the children to come to Sabbath School.
  • Opportunities to build relationships with these children and their families during the Saturday Bible club that runs once a month throughout the rest of the year.